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Remove Search.searchlttrco.com (Free Guide) - Simple Removal Guide

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Search.searchlttrco.com hijacker offers users music and browsing-related problems

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Listen to the Radio is another browser hijacker created by Polarity Technologies Ltd (this creator is famous for several other hijacker creations like MapsNT, My Local Transit, etc.). Instantaneously after search.searchlttrco.com hijack, users’ homepage, new tab URL, and the search engine are set to new domain.

As the name suggests, this potentially unwanted application is all about music as it provides multiple links to various radio stations and digital music services such as Spotify, SoundCloud or similar. Although it claims to be legitimate and useful especially for music enthusiasts, its activities are stealthy and dubious.

So-called search.searchlttrco.com virus might cause numerous problems after infiltration or installation:

  • Once you launch Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or another affected web browser, you might find either search.searchlttrco.com or query.searchlttrco.com set as your homepage and search provider.
  • The hijacker might cause several redirects to sponsored websites, which then generate pay-per-click revenue.
  • Unfortunately, these Search.searchlttrco.com redirect tendencies are shady because hijacker might force to visit potentially dangerous or malicious website.
  • You might notice additional ads popping on websites you regularly visit. Be aware, that clicking on these ads might put your computer at risk as they might be malware-laden[1] or trick into installing fake software or its updates.[2]
  • Additionally, search.searchlttrco.com might record non-personally identifiable information and sell it to third-parties for advertising purposes. This information includes, but is not limited to, your browsing history, cookies recorded, search queries, etc.

All these negative features should motivate you to hurry up with search.searchlttrco.com removal. You can effortlessly achieve that by using security software such as ReimageIntego or any other legitimate malware removal tool. To eliminate Listen to the Radio infection manually, please check our guide below this article.

If you are still considering whether to remove Search.searchlttrco.com or not, we can add the cherry on top. The hijacker is known for tracking various information and sharing (or even selling) it to third-parties, including advertising networks.

As apparent, using Listen to the Radio might damage your computer and compromise your internet safety. If you notice any suspicious activity by this persistent hijacker, we highly advise you to remove search.searchlttrco.com from your PC at once.

Image of Search.searchlttrco.com virusSearch.searchlttrco.com might be set as your default search engine after incorrect installation of freeware.

Be attentive while installing free software

Picking a correct download source for your free software is critical. However, it might sometimes seem that the source is reliable, even if it is not the case. Therefore, making sure that you install software carefully is exceptionally important. When downloading and installing software from the internet, please make sure that:

  • You are using Custom/Advanced settings instead of Quick/Recommended ones. Developers of free software often hide additional unwanted programs within download managers and, unless Advanced mode is used, users might install adware and PUPs themselves.
  • Read the installation instructions properly
  • Read reviews online before installing software from an unknown source

Overall, it is recommended not to engage with third-party content. However, sometimes it is not entirely possible. So make sure you are vigilant while browsing the internet and installing software, as you might get tricked when you expect it the least.

Remove Listen to the Radio from your computer and avoid the distress

Search.searchlttrco.com removal from your machine might seem to be difficult for an inexperienced user. However, if you follow our instructions below, it will not seem like a complicated task anymore. Just make sure you read through instructions carefully.

IT specialists from odstranitvirus.cz[3] tell that users often rush with manual elimination and fail. Thus, the hijacker gets back and prevents from normal browsing activities. Therefore, if you have to be attentive or opt for the automatic elimination.

If you would like to proceed with a quicker way to remove Search.searchlttrco.com, we advise you to download a legitimate anti-malware software online. This method will save you time and remove every component that has been infected with this unpleasant guest on your computer.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Search.searchlttrco.com, follow these steps:

Get rid of Search.searchlttrco.com from Windows systems

To remove Search.searchlttrco.com browser hijacker entirely, you have to terminate all its related components from the system:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Search.searchlttrco.com and related programs
    Here, look for Search.searchlttrco.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Search.searchlttrco.com from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Remove Search.searchlttrco.com from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Search.searchlttrco.com from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Search.searchlttrco.com-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Search.searchlttrco.com, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Search.searchlttrco.com and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Search.searchlttrco.com-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall Search.searchlttrco.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

Follow these steps to fix Internet Explorer after the hijack:

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Search.searchlttrco.com and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Search.searchlttrco.com removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete Search.searchlttrco.com from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Search.searchlttrco.com-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase Search.searchlttrco.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

The guide below will explain to you how to remove Search.searchlttrco.com from Mozilla Firefox correctly:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Search.searchlttrco.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Search.searchlttrco.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Search.searchlttrco.com from Google Chrome

After the Search.searchlttrco.com hijack, you have to uninstall Listen to the Radio add-on as well as other suspicious extensions from Google Chrome. Additionally, you have to reset the browser as shown below:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Search.searchlttrco.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Search.searchlttrco.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Search.searchlttrco.com from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Search.searchlttrco.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Search.searchlttrco.com, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Search.searchlttrco.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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